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Resources by Topic: Injuries

Trends in Nonfatal Falls and Fall-Related Injuries Among Adults Aged ≥65 Years — United States, 2012–2018
Examines nonfatal falls and fall-related injuries among adults 65 and older by age group and demographic characteristics, including urban or rural location. Data is provided by age group for ages 65-74, 75-84, and 85 and older.
Author(s): Briana Moreland, Ramakrishna Kakara, Ankita Henry
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(27), 875-881
Date: 07/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Lawnmower Injuries in Children: A National 13-Year Study of Urban Versus Rural Injuries
Presents a study on lawnmower-related injuries of children ages 1-18. Breaks down data by age, income, type of injury, and rural or urban location, among other measures.
Author(s): Ronit Shah, Divya Talwar, Richard Schwend, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 28(9), e387-e394
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
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Concussion in Rural America: Experts Detail Injury and Recovery of Traumatic Brain Injury
Reports on concussions, or mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI), in rural areas. Discusses the impact of these injuries, the role of support networks, TBI training for rural clinicians, rural TBI data, and management of mTBI in rural areas.
Author(s): Kay Miller Temple
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Childhood Agricultural Injuries (U.S.)
Fact sheet compares the rates of fatal childhood agricultural injuries with those of other industries. Discusses nonfatal childhood agricultural injuries, as well.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Children's Center for Rural and Agricultural Health and Safety
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Inpatient Stays and Emergency Department Visits Involving Traumatic Brain Injury, 2017
Examines initial and subsequent traumatic brain injury (TBI) related inpatient stays and treat-and-release emergency department (ED) visits. Includes data by location of patient residence for metropolitan, rural adjacent to metro, and rural remote areas.
Author(s): Lawrence D. Reid, Kathryn R. Fingar
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
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Healthy People 2020 Progress for Leading Causes of Death in Rural and Urban America: A Chartbook
Provides a description of progress toward Health People 2020 benchmarks among racial and ethnic groups, men and women, and residents of the 4 United States census regions. Features statistics including deaths from heart disease, cancer, COPD, unintentional injury, stroke, diabetes, and suicide from 2007-2017, with breakdowns by 6 levels of population density.
Author(s): Timothy H. Callaghan, Alva O. Ferdinand, Marvellous Akinlotan, et al.
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southwest Rural Health Research Center
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Deaths from Fall-Related Traumatic Brain Injury — United States, 2008–2017
Reports on national and state rates and trends for traumatic brain injury (TBI) related deaths caused by unintentional falls. Includes data by decedent characteristics, including location in a metropolitan or nonmetro area.
Author(s): Alexis B. Peterson, Scott R. Kegle
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(9), 225-230
Date: 03/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2017 Emergency Department Summary Tables
Provides data on ambulatory care emergency department (ED) hospital visits. Table 1 provides metropolitan/nonmetropolitan ED visit data based on hospital location, Table 2 includes metro/nonmetro ED visit data by location of patient residence, and Table 14 has metro/nonmetro injury visit data based on hospital location.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Center for Health Statistics
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Assessment of Rural-Urban Differences in Postacute Care Utilization and Outcomes Among Older US Adults
Results of a study of 2,044,231 Medicare beneficiaries who were hospitalized in 2011-2015 for pneumonia, stroke, heart failure, hip fracture, or COPD. Examines the frequency, type, and duration of postacute care, as well as readmission and mortality rates in people discharged to a community or to postacute care. Features statistics with breakdowns by urban area, rural community adjacent to urban area, or rural community nonadjacent to urban area.
Author(s): Cyrus M. Kosar, Lacey Loomer, Nasim B. Ferdows, et al.
Citation: JAMA Network Open, 3(1)
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
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Health and Occupational Injury Experienced by Latinx Child Farmworkers in North Carolina, USA
Highlights a study on occupational injuries among Latinx child farmworkers in North Carolina. Presents children by age, gender, and migrant worker classification, among other measures.
Author(s): Thomas A. Arcury, Taylor J. Arnold, Sara A. Quandt, et al.
Citation: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(1), 248
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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